DONOSO, RICARDO - AS IRON SHARPENS IRON (12")


"Over the past five years, Ricardo Donoso has sharpened his vision and craft into a diamond point. Beginning with 'Progress Chance', into 'Assimilating the Shadow', and now 'As Iron Sharpens Iron, One Verse Sharpens Another', Donoso has pushed deeper into grid-like, trance-infused tracks. This new EP simultaneously closes the cycle began with 'Progress Chance', and blows the possibilities for the future wide open. Split over two parts, 'As Iron Sharpens Iron, One Verse Sharpens Another' is a treatise on duality and Donoso's strongest statement to date. Opener "Affirmation" references 'Assimilating the Shadow' while still pulling the listener deeper into the darkened pyramid that Iron/Verse occupies. Donoso's composition and production techniques have grown immensely since 'Progress Chance', and the pacing over the course of these 12"s is impeccable. Bleeding into "The Sphinx," the focus is further dialed in. As the geometry that's graced the covers of each album has become more acute, so has the music contained therein. "Diagonal Environment" features a relentless pummeling of heady bass sequences and subtle leads while the "The Old Straight Track" mixes elements of blackened dub and burnt-out goa into something new and addictive. Mastered by John Tejada and cut to vinyl at D+M Berlin." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | US| 2012| DIGITALIS | 12.90


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